VanLaecken Orthodontics is constantly working to improve treatments for our patients. We believe our patients deserve the best in everything—their life, their smile, and their orthodontic treatment. And while traditional braces are a tried and true path towards a healthier smile, many patients don’t realize that there are other forms of treatment that offer certain advantages over metal braces, such as Invisalign.
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic technology that does away with the metal wires and brackets of braces altogether. Instead, Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of clear plastic trays—called aligners—that fit directly over the tooth arch. This gives Invisalign a number of distinct advantages over regular braces – so while there’s certainly nothing bad to be said about metal braces, here are a few things that many patients find more convenient:
The aligners used are completely clear and are virtually invisible when worn. This means that almost no one will know you’re straightening your teeth – except you and your doctor, of course! Totally Removable: Aligners are easy to take out—simply pop them out and pop them back in when you want. While they still need to be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day, this means that brushing and flossing is a breeze, and you’ll have none of the dietary restrictions you’d have with braces.
Easy to Clean
Cleaning your aligners is simple. Just brush them like you would your teeth or a retainer! This means no worrying about food getting stuck in them and no need to trouble with floss threaders.
Invisalign is a trusted technology that’s been in use for years—it’s a proven path towards a better smile and confers all the aesthetic and convenience advantages we’ve talked about above.
Ready to see the difference for yourself? Feel free to reach out to VanLaecken Orthodontics with any questions or schedule an appointment at our Sioux Falls, SD office. Don’t forget to check back to this blog periodically for more tips and info on orthodontic health, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Source: “Just What Makes Invisalign So Great, Anyways?,” Harner Orthodontics